Pierce women’s soccer was not the only visitor at Victor Valley’s soccer field on
Friday, Sept. 20. During the game, a rattlesnake slithered onto the field, causing a delay as it had to be removed by authorities.
The Brahmas didn’t let this come back to bite them as they picked up a 2-1 win against the Victor Valley College Rams.
Amelia Weckhurst who scored one of the two goals in the game said she went to see the snake.
“I actually went to have a peek and they laughed at me,” Weckhurst said. I didn’t get too close to it. I’m not really scared of them.”
Head coach Adolfo Perez said game was stopped for five to 10 minutes.
“The police came. I guess they are so used to it in Victorville because the guy had a special tool to get it out,” Perez said.
Perez said that this will be the last week of non-conference games.
“Conference begins and nothing will be a given. All teams will be playing to their full capacity, so we need to be on top of our game,” Perez said.
Rams took the lead through Ariana Toranzo in the 21st minute. She was assisted by Sinai Guzman.
Their celebration was cut short as Weckhurst gave Pierce the equalizer.
She was happy to put her team back in the game.
“I was pleased because it was after we got scored on. It was great because we were able to respond well,” Weckhurst said.
Towards the end of the first half, VVC’s Izela Avalos was shown a red card leaving the Rams with 10 players.
Preet Kaur gave Pierce the lead in the 57th minute being assisted by Weckhurst.
Bailey Swain went the full 90 in goal having four saves in the game.
Kaur said the team were compact and they are having better chemistry on the field.
“It helped us not to run as much and it definitely showed because we were more organized and were able to score,” Kaur said.
The Brahmas are back on the field Friday at Clovis before traveling to Moorpark. Both games are at 4 p.m.